8056 – 12/26/05 bull iguana by the lake

12/26/05 bull iguana by the lake
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Green iguanas originate from the rain forests of northern Mexico to southeastern Brazil where the temperatures and humidity are high. Iguanas live in the trees and bask in the sun. They eat only vegetation: up to 50 different kinds of leaves, flowers, and fruits.

Green iguanas are egg layers. Like many turtles, the eggs are buried in the sand by the mother and once the eggs hatch, the hatchlings are on their own. They can grow up to 7 feet in length and weigh 25 pounds. With proper care, they may live 15 years or more.

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